We just got finished watching the new Christian Remde short film on the renaissance of East Side King’s Grackle food truck in East Austin. Paul Qui and Moto Utsunomiya bought a new food truck and commissioned Yellow, a member of Peelander-Z, to paint it up Japanese monster movie style.
It looked great on film so that meant one thing. Time to load up in the Econoline and head down to see the work first hand. It’s gorgeous. Shockingly vivid colors make the drab, Steinbeck-ian parking lot of the Grackle come alive. Which is nothing compared to what will be happening starting Wed Oct 11th 2012 when East Side King springs back into motion with a hybrid menu of Japanese fast food given the gourmet treatment.
We were slaves to the ESK’s Grackle location’s menu prior to the temporary shutter. Previous words:
One of the best Austin Daily Photos we ever took http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2011/11/12/Austin-Daily-Photo-Paul-Qui-Is-The-Eastside-King-And-Very-Well-Could-Win-Top-Chef-Texas
Qui’s insanely delicious bbq chicken thighs http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2012/7/26/Austin-Daily-Photo-East-Side-King-At-The-Grackle
and yet another shot of Qui and Moto’s cuisine http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2011/2/7/Austin-Daily-Photo-East-Side-King-Sunday-February-6th-2011
and another article we penned titled “The Ambitious Life Of Christian Remde” http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2011/7/31/The-Ambitious-Life-Of-Christian-Remde